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#991 SLBunge


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Posted 10 October 2019 - 07:57 PM

made the Luisa Weiss apple marzipan cake again, as I had a bunch of small apples I wanted to use up. The recipe calls for a baking time of 1hr 10 minutes but it needs a bit longer for the middle to be done. Good recipe but I'm still searching for that perfect simple simple simple apple cake. My ideal is something I ate after a hike once in Südtirol. Maybe it was just a mental thing. 


Anyway, the recipe calls for 200 grams of marzipan, and my package had 250 grams. The 50 grams left over I made into "marzipan potatoes" -- rolled in Valrhona cocoa which was a major upgrade. May make them myself for Christmas this year -- I usually buy. 


Not sure if this qualifies for simple simple simple but it's our go to and very easy: David Lebovitz / Dorie Greenspan French Apple Cake

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Posted 10 October 2019 - 08:29 PM

I've made it, it's good but quite a lot of alcohol! 

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#993 bloviatrix


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Posted 13 October 2019 - 01:50 AM

After the kid goes to sleep.  This doesn't take long.  Chopping the apples and sauteeing the stuff is about 10 minutes.  Making the pate sucree is about 10 minutes while the apples are cooling.  Mixing the custard about 10.  Then I do laundry and clean the bathroom while it's baking.*


*just kidding. I watch British murder mysteries.

You actually do the multi-layer, frosted things in the evening? I'm incredibly impressed. Plus, your kid must go to sleep much earlier than mine because by the time mine is in bed, I'm exhausted and ready to pass out.

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Posted 14 October 2019 - 12:38 AM

Last night I did an angel food cake for Pebble’s* birthday (cause he’s my angel) and a French butter cream flavored with about 3 tablespoons of crushed dehydrated strawberries (fucking awesome). Probably an hour and a half for the whole thing. I iced the cake this morning.

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Posted 14 October 2019 - 07:56 PM

This year's birthday cake from N was Boston Cream Pie, based on a Serious Eats recipe.  Did not like the oil-based cake the recipe calls for--it tastes like an éclair shell and seemed all wrong.  Too bad, as the pastry cream and ganache are lovely.  Next time, I try Cook's Illustrated's butter cake recipe, or just stick with DD's Boston Cream doughnuts.

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Posted 16 October 2019 - 05:06 AM

*he’s definitely a rock now.

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